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Poster: beep* Date: Jan 7, 2010 9:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: blast from the past (early Dead related)

Some of you may find this an interesting read:

http://www.archive.org/details/innerspacemagazi02inne

". . We are in the most dynamic period
of change in western history, the cy-
bernetic/chemical revolution. We hope to
create a desire to participate in the re-
volution now happening." Its mentors are
Leary and McLuhan, its politics are psych-
edelic and provo-inspired anarchic, its
style can only be described as poetic-
journalistic. . . On the entertainment
front, a local style has evolved loosely
defined as acid- rock and is about to be
taken up by the big-monev amphetamine-
disc- jockey slick-promotion top-forty
people. Such local groups as The Jefferson
Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding
Company, the Quicksilver Messenger Ser-
vice, and the Grateful Dead are packing
them in by the thousands at the Avalon
Ballroom and theFillmoreAtiditoriumeach
weekend for wild light-music-dance-trip-
festivals which threaten to become the new
community ritual. The music, which e-
volves out of folk-rock, is very loud, dom-
inated by a heavy persistent beat, most
effective in stimulating the motor centers,
and in some cases good to listen to.
In connection with this scene, a whole
new style of poster- art has developed.
Reminiscent of French poster- art of the
twenties, it works balloon lettering into
bright hallucinatory fluid pattern: the best
thing to happen to our public wall since
Toulouse-Lautrec. . . . "

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Jan 8, 2010 6:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: blast from the past (early Dead related)

"and in some cases good to listen to"

Priceless.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jan 8, 2010 5:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: blast from the past (early Dead related)

thank you for the link; i wouldn't be surprised if forumite CPW has some original copies in his impressive San Fran archive